Vol. 7, No. 2 March/April 2000
by Sandy Scroggs
Presents a favorable review of Math Mysteries ($80), a program for
fourth to sixth grade students from Tom Snyder Productions of
Watertown, MA (800). Requires a Macintosh Power PC, 132MHz
processor, System 7.1, and 16MB RAM; or a Windows Pentium PC with
sound card, 120MHz processor, Windows 95/98, and 32MB RAM; both
systems require a 4X CD-ROM drive, QuickTime, and a monitor with a
minimum of a 256-color display. Describes it as a two-volume series
of software programs (Measurement, Whole Numbers) that incorporates
NCTM Standards to reinforce basic skills for solving word problems.
Says that both programs include a whole class CD that contains seven
word-problem examples, and a mystery CD that includes 17 real-life
problems for students to solve while working alone or in pairs.
Rated four on a scale of one to five.
Contains a screen display and a scorecard.
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